Mahatma Ayyankali: Birth anniversary celebrated
Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-I – Modern History; Important hisrotical personalities
- Indian Prime Minister recently remembered Mahatma Ayyankali on his birth anniversary.
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Important value additions
Ayyankali (1863 – 1941)
- He was a social reformer.
- He worked for the advancement of deprived untouchable people in the princely state of Travancore, British India.
- He belonged to the Pulayar community of untouchable people.
- He founded the Sadhu Jana Paripalana Sangham (SJPS) (Association for the Protection of the Poor)
- The Association campaigned for access to schools and raised funds to set up Pulayar-operated schools in the interim.